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May 2, 2010 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library

Kathryn Stockett will read from her runaway bestselling novel, The Help.  Set in Mississippi in 1962, the story revolves around Skeeter,  a young white woman, her family’s black maid  Ablineen and Abileen’s best friend, Minnie. "Lush, original and poignant, Kathryn Stockett has written a wondrous novel set in the deep south told through the authentic voices of three unforgettable women whose lives and points of view intersect vividly against a landscape of hopeful change in America.”  Adrianna Trigiani

Kathryn Stockett was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in English and Creative Writing, she moved to New York City where she worked in magazine publishing and marketing for nine years. The Help is her first novel.

Signing time will be limited due to Kathryn Stockett's schedule.  Priority will be given to books purchased for the event.  Half the profits from books sold at the event will go towards funding for The Iowa City Book Festival, July 16-18th.  For more information about The Book Festival, go to www.iowacitybookfestival.org